[Interview] ‘Admission’ Star Nat Wolff On Working With Tina Fey + What He Has In Common With Nicki Minaj


Not “Teen Wolf.” Not YelaWolf. But Nat Wolff. Does that name sound familiar?! He played the older brother on that Nick show, “The Naked Brothers Band.” ‘Memba them? Now he’s starring with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in the upcoming film, “Admission.”

In the film, out on March 22, Nat plays high school senior, Jeremiah Balakian. “Tina plays an admission officer and Paul plays a teacher at an alternative, crunchy high school and I play a student at that school. Paul is trying to connect me with Tina, so I can get into Princeton and also we find out that we have more of a connection than that,” Nat explained to me. And by connection, he means that Tina might be his mom! Watch the trailer below.

+ Watch the “Admission trailer.

I kicked it with Nat at Validus Prep, a high school in Bronx, NY. Four hundred students from 9 to 12 grades won a private screening of “Admission” and Q&A with Nat too! Why Validus Prep?! These super diligent students won big in Get Schooled’s Future Forward Challenge and scored the most points during a one-week span. The challenge is aimed at high schools getting points for doing college-readiness things like visiting colleges and taking Get Schooled quizzes.

So Nat was there to talk to students about his film, applying to college (Coincidentally, he’s an 18-year-old actor AND senior in high school!!) and that girl who broke his heart in 7th grade. Not gonna lie, it was hard to hear Nat speak as most of the girls were shrieking whenever he uttered a word. I mean, they event screamed when he grunted.

Read my interview below with my favorite dude that has the word “wolf” in his name. Nat talks about working with Tina Fey, what he has in common with Tyra Banks and Nicki Minaj and other good stuff. I also revealed my dream from last night to him, in which I made out with Zach Galifianakis. I kid you not.

+ Interview with “Admission” Actor Nat Wolff


Photo: (Getty)

ACT: How was it working with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd?

NAT: I’ve seen every movie that Paul has been in and I watch “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live.” Tina’s great because I learned a lot about multitasking from her. She was writing her show and starring in the movie and had a family and dealt with all that and I had one thing to do which was to do my part, and that was stressing me out. She did it all with such ease. And with Paul, we would just hang out a lot at the craft service table, talk about Tom Waits and movies.

ACT: In “Admission” you play a college-bound high school senior. And in real life, you’re a high school senior too. Are you planning on going to college?

NAT: Yeah! So I applied to a bunch of schools and I’m waiting to find out, but it was really interesting that I filmed this movie while I was looking at schools. The movie made me anxious, which I thought was a good sign.

ACT: So you think this gave you more pressure than a normal 18 year old has to deal with?

NAT: Yes!

ACT: I know I have one more question for you, so let me just pull it up on my iPhone notes.

NAT: You wanna see how many notes I have?

ACT: OMG. I think I have 224. How many do you have?

NAT: 933. I write lyrics on mine and I write down my dreams.

ACT: Like the dreams you had the night before?

NAT: Yeah, when I wake up I jot them down.

ACT: Have you ever experience déjà vu, where you’re like, “I swear I had this dream…”

NAT: And you check out your notes?

ACT: Yeah, has that happened before?

NAT: I wish. That would be so cool. I have very weirdly realistic dreams where it could be real life, except it’s not. You know what I’m saying?

ACT: OMG. I had a dream last night that I made out with Zach Galifianakis [Nat laughs] and I woke up and I was like “I totally made out with him and I swear he just got married to his longtime girlfriend.” I felt so bad! I woke up sweating and thinking, “I can’t believe I did that.”

NAT (laughing): I can’t believe you just admitted that to me.

ACT: What’s been the most exciting thing about working with Get Schooled?

NAT: I recorded a wake up call.

ACT: Yeah, that’s fun. Tyra Banks, Nicki Manaj and One Direction have all recorded a call too.

NAT: Tyra, Nicki and I. We’re all on the same…

ACT: You guys are all fierce.

NAT: Yeah, we’re all fierce.

ACT: Cool, well I think that’s it.

NAT: I can’t believe you had a dream about Zach Galifianakis.

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